By Kupluthai Punkkanon
The Nation Weekend
EVER IMAGINED yourself welcoming friends to your luxury pad for a slap-up meal? Well, you can now do exactly that thanks to #Mypenthousesundays, an initiative of the Park Hyatt Bangkok’s Penthouse Bar and Grill, which allows you to bring your pals along to a Sunday brunch on the first week of every month featuring terrific food, drinks, music and games in an ambience so private that it feels like your own home.
Luxury vintage leather club chairs dot the main sitting area
Located on level 34 of the hotel, Penthouse Bar and Grill is a three-floor entertainment complex featuring a restaurant, bars and lounges, namely The Grill, Chef’s Table, the Cocktail Bar, the Whisky Room, the Mezzanine, and the Rooftop Terrace. Guests can wander around freely and explore.
The food is carefully crafted from the very best organic ingredients and guests can choose whether to pile their plates at the buffet or have lunch served at their table or booth.
Conceived and designed as a private penthouse, the venue acts as a permanent open house for those who share a passion for life with their irrepressible host. The Penthouse Bar and Grill offer the best views in the building and features such exclusive amenities such as private elevators and rooftop gardens. Natural light pours in through windows that offer a spectacular view of downtown Bangkok.
Fresh oysters for the taking
Lavish elements such as antiques, artworks, toys, opulent custom-designed furniture, velvet and leather upholstery and asymmetrical brass structures add to the feeling of luxury and the dining tables made of marble and chestnut woods can be rearranged according to the way the space is being used. The main sitting areas are furnished with vintage leather club chairs perfect for chilling over a drink and the modern open kitchens add a touch of theatre to the proceedings.
After a welcome glass of punch, guests have the run of the grill for the meat and seafood starters and mains, sides and salads for which Penthouse Bar and Grill is renowned.
The finest selections of grilled beef include Prime Tenderloin from USA, Ranger’s Valley Ribeye from Australia and Wagyu Beef Tomahawk while BBQ Braised Wagyu short rib and Chicken Viennoise are also up for the taking. Seafood choices cover salmon, jumbo prawns, and Hokkaido scallops. There’s plenty of pasta too as well as perennial kids favourite Mushroom Mac and Cheese, mashed potatoes, sweet potato wedges, French fries, onion rings, creamed spinach, sauteed mushroom, corn on the cob, asparagus and cauliflower gratin.
Grilled Hokkaido scallops
Other stations offer different kinds of egg dishes as well as pizzas. Cheeses lovers will sure to enjoy the Cold Cuts zone, which has a wide selection of goat’s cheese, Truffle Gouda, Brie de Meaux Comte and Fourme d’Ambert plus Parma ham, chorizo, pork rillettes, Pate Grand-Mere and more.
Another area is home to starters, fresh green salads and a superb oyster bar. The Caesar Salad is a generous mix of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and bacon while the Cobb Salad offers chicken breast, blue cheese, cherry tomato, bacon, avocado, poached egg and a cider dressing. The Heirloom Tomato Salad, meanwhile, features Burrata cheese, basil, red onion and pesto and the Red salad lives up to its name with sweet beetroot, roasted pepper, cabbage, tomato, radish and pomegranate. Both the prawn cocktail and smoked salmon salads are great but the winner is the Yellow Fin Tuna Tartar, which is served with wasabi peanuts, pickled ginger, sesame, and ponzu.
Diners can choose from a wide selection of wines and champagne, beers, cocktails, and juices.
And the kids will go wild for the special chocolate and vanilla soft serve ice cream.
Delicious cold cut
Sunday brunch doesn’t end with the food though. Up in the Grand Bar, you’ll find delicious desserts and drinks served from various specialist stations, from Frozinis to DIY G&Ts to red, white and sparkling wines, and surprise shots.
Kids and teenagers can linger in their personal playground and watch some TV, play Nintendo and other video games, kick a football around or play darts and various board games.
And while they’re occupied, the adults can chill to the sounds being spun by the Sunday vibe DJ specialist who may even get you up and dancing.
What a way to spend a Sunday!
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
>> Brunch is available on the first Sunday of every month from 12 noon to 4pm
>> The food and soft drinks only package is priced a Bt1,990-plus. To include the beverage package, add another Bt1,000-plus.
>> A Chef’s Table can be organised on request.
>> Book a table by calling (02) 011 7480 or pop off an email to email@example.com.